Christmas in the Country

Christmas in the Country

December 8, 2018 - 10am-4pm

Christmas Event

Holiday Decorations

Holiday Decorations

Garnishes of homemade holiday decor and trimmings of native plants

Holiday Decorations

Holiday Decorations

Garnishes of homemade holiday decor and trimmings of native plants

No twinkly lights here! Explore our historic structures decorated with simple decorations of the past.

Want the look at your home?
Seek out:
Palmetto Palms
Florida Holly
Magnolia Branches
Citrus & Citrus Branches
Bromeliads
Anything else that catches your eye!

Christmas Crafts

Christmas Crafts

Partake in holiday crafts and ornament making

Christmas Crafts

Christmas Crafts

Partake in holiday crafts and ornament making

Plus help us with our holiday crafts and chores: make salt dough ornaments, pop popping corn over the fire, design Christmas card ornaments, decorate our school house with paper chains, and more!

Holiday Shopping & Demonstrations

Holiday Shopping & Demonstrations

Hand-made crafts and demonstrations

Holiday Shopping & Demonstrations

Holiday Shopping & Demonstrations

Hand-made crafts and demonstrations

There are lots of unique holiday gifts to be found at the General Store! The store features nostalgic and reproduction items, historical toys and games, books, candy, and many other unique gift items.

Also check out our historical demonstrators who exhibit and demonstrate their wares.

Historically Dressed Educators

Historically Dressed Educators

Discover Florida's unique holiday traditions

Historically Dressed Educators

Historically Dressed Educators

Discover Florida's unique holiday traditions

Knowledgeable interpreters dressed in period outfits at each site are ready to share Florida's history!

Did you know that the celebration of Christmas in Eustis in 1890 included Ice Cream!

"..Folks seemed too small to contain the immense amount of happiness and ice cream offered them."

Family Friendly

Family Friendly

Activities for both young and old

Family Friendly

Family Friendly

Activities for both young and old

Great for families, seniors, scout groups and more!

Tour our simply decorated historic buildings and grounds, see our model trail display, print a post card on our antique printing press, help with everyday chores like churning butter, and learn about Florida's Governors.

What to Expect

Rural Florida Christmas

About the Event

About the Event

Date: December 8, 2018

Time: 10am-4pm

Bring the family for a great day experiencing the sights, sounds and smells of an old fashion country Christmas. Learn how the holiday traditions of the 19th century differ from those of the 21st through hands-on historical interpretations, carols, traditional decorations and more!

General Pricing: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and children (6-12), children 5 years old and younger will be admitted for FREE.

Parking: Enter the Fairgrounds via MLK Parking Entrance and park near Gate 2. $8.00 per car. $15 bus or RV. Parking is cash only.

See & Do

See & Do

Tour our simply decorated historic buildings and grounds, see our model trail display, print a post card on our antique printing press, help with everyday chores like churning butter, and learn about Florida's Governors. Plus help us with our holiday crafts and chores: make salt dough ornaments, pop popping corn over the fire, design Christmas card ornaments, decorate our school house with paper chains, and more!

$2 Dip a beeswax candle -- cash only
$2 Twist a rope -- cash only
$2 Decorate a stocking -- cash only

Crafts and Demonstrations
TBA

Main Stage

Main Stage

We are currently planning our 2018 event. Come back in November for more information.

2017 Entertainment:

Trail Dogs Bluegrass Band - 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Here the Story 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Stop & Shop

Stop & Shop

There are lots of unique holiday gifts to be found at the General Store! The store features nostalgic and reproduction items, historical toys and games, books, candy, and many other unique gift items.

The General Store accepts cash, Visa, Master Card, and personal checks with ID.

Proceeds from sales in the General Store help support Cracker Country's education programs.

What to Eat

What to Eat

Sandwiches, chips, and drinks are available for purchase. Picnic tables are available for a picnic lunch.

Testimonials

Guest Comments - Christmas

I will always remember The history and the setting to show children life 100 years ago.

Julia, Christmas in the Country Visitor
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The knowledge of the volunteers was amazing and I learned so much!

Mary, Christmas in the Country Visitor
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Getting to do all the crafts and make candles, but mostly the PRINTING PRESS!!

Anonymous, Christmas in the Country Visitor
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The friendliness of everyone. Everything is so well preserved, and everyone is very knowledgeable.

Jode, Christmas in the Country Visitor
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I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the different ways people made a living & the way the families lived way back then.

Edna, Christmas in the Country Visitor
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I made a Christmas tree decoration that I love!

Eliana, Christmas in the Country Visitor
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I will always remember popping popcorn and painting cookies :-)

Tiffany, Christmas in the Country Visitor
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I will always remember the church--the history of FL and the old time songs.

Anne, Christmas in the Country Visitor
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Beautiful day--relaxing atmosphere, friendly staff.

Charles, Christmas in the Country Visitor
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I will always remember the old fashioned root beer and crackers with sugar cane syrup.

Anonymous, Christmas in the Country Visitor
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Pets are not allowed in Cracker Country.

Service animals are allowed, as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or animals approved as part of an exhibition.
Service animal means any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability.   
Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.